Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S4 will have 13 Megapixel camera with F2.2 Optics

With Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone line-up, there’s always something to look forward to. With the success of the Galaxy SIII, its successor the Galaxy S4 is already slated for a release in the first half of 2013. Not much is known about the heir as far as specs go, but rumor mills have already started buzzing with different bits coming up every now and then.

The latest piece which is doing the rounds has emerged from a South Korean tech website called NewsTomato, which has reported that Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd, has released some information on a 13 Megapixel camera module, that was originally supposed to be mounted on the Galaxy Note 2, but was dropped due to availability of the desired quantities for production units.

This 13 Megapixel sensor, reportedly modeled S5K3L2 is expected to be included in the Samsung Galaxy S4. The module is also expected to carry an aperture value of f2.2, which is equivalent to the likes of the Nokia Lumia 900. What this also means, if true, is that the Galaxy S4 will be able to capture great photos even in low light conditions, on account of the F2.2  aperture. The lower the number of the f-stop aperture setting, the more light is allowed in. So, with an aperture of f2.2, we are looking at the equivalent of a high-end DSLR camera lens!!

If true, this could also mean that the next rung of high-end Samsung smartphones coming out from the Galaxy stable in 2013, could well end up with this module onboard. Whether this materializes, or not, either ways, good times ahead for Galaxy devices.

While other details are sketchy at best, for now, you can check this out on the source site here; keep in mind though that the webpage is in Korean, and let us know what you think.